It’s been 20 years since the original Towel Day, in memory of the late great Douglas Adams.
In 2009 I hosted Blawg Review #213 in memory of Douglas on Towel Day.
This year, I wish all you hoopy froods a happy and healthy Towel Day.
Apple has posted a support document explaining just how to check the personal privacy settings on your Apple devices. As they say:
If you’d like to revisit what you share with other people, or restore your device’s original settings for any reason, this guide can help you understand what information you are sharing via your Apple devices, and how to make changes to protect your safety. It includes step-by-step instructions on how to remove someone’s access to information you’ve previously granted: from location data on the Find My app, to meetings you’ve scheduled via Calendar.
If you’re concerned that someone is accessing information you did not share from your Apple device, this guide will also help you identify risks, and walk you through the steps to help make the technology you rely on as private and secure as you want it to be.
Here are the slides from my April 30, 2020 presentation to the Chicago Bar Association’s International Law Committee seminar on the IP changes coming to the UK as a result of Brexit. Continue Reading
I was quoted in this great article by Carol Pinchefsky on Star Wars counterfeit toys: http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/geek-collectors-under-attack-by-toy-counterfeiters-for-decades Enjoy! Continue Reading
Here’s a link to a CircleID post defending the FCC’s actions towards repealing Network Neutrality, by Anthony Rutkowski: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20171121_the_fcc_is_taking_the_right_step/ The article is worth reading, and points out the way Network Neutrality was put into place was an act of folly: Nonetheless, the unfortunate attempt to assert Title II jurisdiction over “any person engaged in the… Continue Reading
Per Reuters, the FCC plans to vote on December 14th on plans to remove the Net Neutrality rules implemented by the FCC in 2014. Here’s a link to the news article. Personally, I fail to see how this is a good idea. At the same time, all it would do is remove protections which weren’t… Continue Reading
Since my last post, another Towel Day has come and gone. I’ve been enjoying the new Dirk Gently TV series, but will admit to being behind in my viewing. New episodes are taping, and I’ve still not seen the last season’s finale. <it’s next.> Sad times for a Douglas Adams fan, but also happy that… Continue Reading
It’s on days like this I miss Douglas Adams as well as Ed, the editor of Blawg Review. Both taken from us before their times. Both were hoopy froods. Happy #towelday! See https://t.co/1JpdWcjdti (Blawg Review #213 Towel Day edition) and Blawg Review 42 – https://t.co/W9966z42a9 — Kevin Thompson (@cyberlaw) May 25, 2016 So raise a… Continue Reading
Here are this week’s links from Twitter (@Cyberlaw): Supreme Court denies cert in Authors Guild v. Google. https://t.co/zrV7sYy7Lk #fatladysings — James Grimmelmann (@grimmelm) April 18, 2016 An analysis of the Burr-Feinstein anti-Encryption bill pending in congress by @iainthomson at The Register – https://t.co/D5ktujGKSw — Kevin Thompson (@cyberlaw) April 14, 2016 Nice article by @gigalaw via… Continue Reading
I’ve been following the Google Books case since it was first filed in 2005; its long history ends with the Supreme Court denying cert today. This leaves stand the 2nd Circuit’s decision that the copying was fair use. This feels like a fair result for fair use. Continue Reading